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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

It has been insanely hot here recently so the only thing my brain is capable of is very, very light reading. All of my super-light summer reading holds came through at once so I’m well equipped for this:

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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I’m taking a little break from work to try and sort out some health issues but, annoyingly, somehow removing work from my schedule hasn’t equated to more reading time.  More appointments – yes.  More worrying – yes.  More time to focus intently on a book and escape for a few hours – no.  My concentration is really suffering through this so it’s mostly light reading for me.  Luckily, I have plenty available:

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After a strange, somewhat scary week health-wise, this soothing room (photo credit: Rachael Smith via House and Garden UK) is just the thing. Except for the pineapple light fixture.

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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

It’s been a strange, strange week.  The good news is that I’ve had my first Covid vaccination – hurrrah! – but I had a scary health event a couple of days before that which involved calling 911 and going to hospital.  I’ve had more appointments and tests since then and everything seems to be fine but it wasn’t how I would have chosen to spend the last five days.  Hopefully everything will be less eventful going forward!

V for Victory by Lissa Evans – It’s here! This was published here last month and, having loved Evans’ earlier books which link to this (Crooked Heart and Old Baggage), I can’t wait to start reading.

Last Waltz in Vienna by George Clare – Slightly Foxed will be releasing this memoir in September but I didn’t want to wait until then to read it.

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders – essays aren’t always my thing, or short stories, or Russians, but the combination here – of Saunders’ essays about a selection of stories by four great Russian authors – seems irresistible.

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood – I recently read Masood’s first adult novel – The Bad Muslim Discount – and loved it so quickly searched out this YA novel. I read it over the weekend and it was a delight.

Revolt – and Virginia by Essie Summers – I’d never heard of Summers before but was intrigued by this review back in April.

So Comes Tomorrow by Essie Summers – Since I had to use inter-library loan for one Essie Summers book, why not go for another at the same time?

What did you pick up this week?

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